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Delhi hospitals are told not to turn away patients with suspected dengue fever

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 17 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4994
  1. Vidya Krishnan
  1. 1New Delhi

A 3 year old girl’s death on 16 September has taken the death toll from dengue viral fever in the current outbreak in India to 15, while the number of cases reported in the capital has risen to nearly 2000.1

While private and government hospitals struggle to cope with the number of patients, the government of the national capital territory has taken a series of measures to ensure that patients get appropriate medical attention.

Delhi’s health minister, Satyendra Jain, has directed private hospitals and …

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